Ten Com­mand­ments mon­u­ment de­stroyed soon af­ter erected

The Washington Times Daily - - NATION - — Brad­ford Richard­son

A man de­stroyed a con­tro­ver­sial Ten Com­mand­ments mon­u­ment out­side of the Arkansas Capi­tol by driv­ing his car into the statue less than 24 hours af­ter it had been erected, po­lice said Wed­nes­day.

State Capi­tol Po­lice ar­rested Michael Tate Reed shortly af­ter the mon­u­ment’s de­struc­tion early Wed­nes­day, Arkansas On­line re­ported.

Mr. Reed recorded him­self in­ten­tion­ally run­ning into the 6-foot-tall, 6,000 pound stone statue, po­lice said.

An of­fi­cer saw a dark-col­ored ve­hi­cle “start from a stopped po­si­tion and ram the Ten Com­mand­ments mon­u­ment,” ac­cord­ing to the ar­rest re­port.

“I im­me­di­ately ex­ited my ve­hi­cle and placed the sub­ject in cus­tody,” Cpl. Chad Durham wrote in the re­port.

Mr. Reed, a di­ag­nosed schiz­o­phrenic, rammed his car into the Ten Com­mand­ments statue out­side of the Ok­la­homa Capi­tol in 2014, the Tulsa World re­ported.

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